Special needs girls express themselves through dance in Detroit program

Laurie Como, Sandy Vandermeer create My Time To Shine program

Author: Mitch Albom, (@MitchAlbom)
Troy A. Blevins, Online Editor, Producer (@troyblevins)

Published On: Dec 18 2014 05:40:00 PM EST

Today's special needs children play sports and compete on a global stage. It's a far cry from the segregation of decades ago, but there was one activity missing in metro Detroit -- dance.

"I was talking to moms in my waiting room and explaining that I thought maybe we should do a class for special needs little girls for dance," said Laurie Como. "They jumped on it and I think their eyes lit up because every mom when they have a little girl wants their daughter to dance and just shine." ...